Jay Thatcher
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Jay Thatcher commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Psalm 23'
"The text is from the New Jerusalem Bible.  To copy and paste I usually go to www.catholic.org/bible.  I've been using this readable translation and its predecessor as a study Bible for decades.  The notes are quite papist, but…"
4th month 25, 2021
William F Rushby commented on Jay Thatcher's blog post 'Psalm 23'
"Thanks for this imaginative paraphrase!   And for the photos of Border Collies, of which we had several during the time when we had a large flock of sheep.  I am almost afraid to try again here because of predators.  In Virginia,…"
4th month 24, 2021
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Psalm 23

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.In grassy meadows he lets me lie. By tranquil streams he leads meto restore my spirit. He guides me in paths of saving justice as befits his name.…See More
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Psalm 23

Posted on 4th mo. 22, 2021 at 12:03pm 2 Comments

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

In grassy meadows he lets me lie. By tranquil streams he leads me…

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Prophets on the Field of Play

Posted on 2nd mo. 17, 2017 at 1:24pm 12 Comments

I wrote an article for Western Friend:  https://westernfriend.org/article/prophets-field-play

It's about my experiences as a sporting official and what I've learned from them.  Before you figure that sport and competition aren't part of your life, check out these passages: 

....printed rules are just a starting point. Each sport has its own web of tradition and culture that…

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Lessons from Jesus in the big city

Posted on 3rd mo. 21, 2016 at 5:07pm 6 Comments

Also posted at:  http://jtblog.lindajohansen.com/2016/03/21/lessons-from-jesus-coming-to-the-big-city/

For inspiration and learning, I read a page or two of devotional literature as I start my morning prayer time.  In early December, I usually read some prophet–Isaiah or Jeremiah.  Close to Christmas, I start a…

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Toward living water, worship, Spirit & Truth

Posted on 4th mo. 17, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

My devotional reading today was from John’s gospel.  Chapter four starts with Jesus meeting a woman at a well in a town in Samaria.  I actually read the notes in my study Bible this time.  They led me to this history of how the Jews came to disrespect Samaritans:

    ....every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made .... They also worshiped the Lord and appointed from among t…

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